Friday, July 08, 2011

Overheard



My camera: one of Daughter's lovely shots with it(she took 100s)

Well, yeah. Thanks for all the input on Dilemma - I will keep on keeping on, with Facebook as my public persona and my interminable rantings, ravings and blogjams let loose upon willing eyes right here.

Overheard behind me, yesterday: two women (blond, delicately bronzed, mid-late fifties) as I netbooked at Coffee Matters, fast becoming my destination of choice for meaty musings:

"Well, you know, we all bought that place in Provence, remember?, in the seventies, that was."

"How many of you?"

"Well, we all went to MUN here, the six of us. A six bedroom farm house which we all renovated over the years."

"Extraordinary - none of you fell out?"

"Well, we did shuffle around a bit," laughs, "Arthur left Ruth for Erika, and Ruth hooked up with Bill who was engaged to Erika, but it didn't seem to effect the group. Weird at first, but we all got used to it as the cast remained the same with Roger and I the anchors."

"And you're all in the same profession?"

"Yes," laughs, "We're all armchair architects."

Stranger than fiction, this life, isn't it?

7 comments:

  1. a lovely overhearing. People are so interesting - at least some of them.

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  2. In the 70's everything was possible.

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  3. I thought a lot about your blogging dilemma, and came to the conclusion that I couldn't decide on any good advice that hadn't already been given. In my blog I tell a lot, but not all. I have gotten into trouble sometimes. But I am glad you have decided to continue blogging here. It's on of my favorites, and I love your overheard conversation.

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  4. I love fly on the wall conversations or those I overhear on the rare occasion I use public transport.

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  5. That is a grand story. Yes, it is stranger than fiction. I however can believe it totally because, I have come across similar startling exchanges in public places and have often wondered if the high decibel exchanges were deliberate attempts at shocking eavesdroppers!

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  6. Heee-hee! The conversation could be adapted as the script of a romanti-comedy chick-flick type movie, with gorgeous locations and scenery of Provence etc, .....
    ;-)

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